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oysters could be lost. >>> the sound of gunfire may soon echo across the runways at san jose international airport. city council members have given the green light last night for a plan that lets airport workers fire off guns to scare birds from the runways that would only be as a last resort, mind you. if noisemakers and blankets don't work. oakland and sfo already do it. san jose has reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. >>> talk about create testify. bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo birds a w it's to keep birds from laying eggs there. taxpayers are paying $5 million for them. that's $17,000 per nest for the birds. >> there you go. >>> the fate of a dog park in the east bay is in limbo. they didn't have enough votes to make a move on the dog play area at astro park. nowhere along lake merritt are dogs allowed off leash. animal fans want to turn a corner at lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard into a dog park. opponents say it's the right idea but the wrong location. the city council will take the issue up again on december 18. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished
in shopping areas comes as oakland urges people to shop locally. >>> the san jose city council has postponed today's discussion of a man to remove bird hazards from mineta international airport. the plan would allow firearms to be used to get birds away from the airport where they pose a hazard when they fly into jet engines. if firing blanks doesn't scare them, birdshot could be used. the issue is expected to be on the agenda next tuesday. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so again today. >>> it is 4571. a federal judge temporarily blocks california's new gay therapy law. it is the first of its kind to ban conversion therapy to make a gay minor become straight. just hours after hearing, u.s. district court judge ruled the rights outweigh the dangers it may pose to young people will you about still apply to three providers until trial. >>> the drug manufacturer pfizer is starting another round of
and automating more than 200 valves. >>> well, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hou
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